Messing with Memories: ‘The Black Hole’

Title: ‘The Black Hole’
Original: 1979
Scheduled remake date: 2011

For many a Natsukashi fan and contributor, ‘The Black Hole’ was one of the first forays into darker, more cerebral sci-fi fare. It was much more heady than the fizz of Star Wars, and its Inferno-like set design left us with many a nightmare, despite the Slim Pickens-voiced shenanigans of B.O.B.

With Tron Legacy prepping for release, it’s director, Joseph Kosinski, is busy working on a “reimagining” the oft-overlooked entry in the Disney library. According to an interview on MTV, Kosinski promises a film that sticks to a more consistent scientific tone. As anyone who has seen the film  (as an adult of child) can attest, the film really does not need to go much darker (Maximilian is still one of the scarier robots ever put to film).

And don’t even think about touching John Barry’s iconic score, dammit.

As mentioned in a prior podcast revisiting The Black Hole, there were even a lucky few who purchased owed the short-lived action figures from the film so that they may create their own pre-school vision of hell in space…

Source: The Hollywood Reporter,

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2 Comments

  1. More terrible news.

    Still, here I am a bit (atomically bit) understanding, since someone probably
    got the idea of doing a science fiction movie about exploring a black hole,
    was told it was already made, so they decided to remake the original.

    You are 100% right, Maximilian was very scary. Even his name was
    powerful.

    • I would not be completely heartbroken at the thought of this being taken on again (aside from the fact that it’s just another lazy cash grab at fueling nostalgia for monetary gain by slapping a recognizeable title on a project to get asses in seats), but I found there to be just enough flaws in the original that some screw-tightening could work here.


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